The world's most phenomenal female scientists

Dame Sarah Gilbert has been honored with her own Barbie doll for her work on the covid-19 vaccine

Stars Insider

06/08/21 | StarsInsider


Throughout history, women have made monumental contributions to the world of science. Marie Curie, Dorothy Hodgkin, and Barbara McClintock have all helped save the world through their research and discoveries. But the hard work of women in science has not let up one bit. There are thousands of women scientists who are breaking boundaries, and applying their studies in unique and interesting ways.

Dame Sarah Gilbert is a British vaccinologist who was responsible for the design of the Oxford-AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine. She has recently been given an unusual honor in the form of her own Barbie doll. The toy brand Mattel decided to celebrate the work of six women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (Stem) by making a Barbie doll in their likeness. Gilbert has said that she found it very strange at first, but hopes that her Barbie will help to inspire the next generation of girls to consider careers in Stem. 

Click on to meet some of the other incredible people making the world a better place.

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